KLIKDAPIKSLIK! The description of the political pressure that has been systematically applied to analysts by the Obama thugs includes the word “Stalinist”. Some forced into retirement, others coerced (ominous threats to their career) into false reports of U.S. success in degrading ISIS strength and ability to fight effectively. Etc., etc.ad-nausea!
The most telling symptom of failure is the fact that no one can tell what is going on with any clarity. A defeated force, (all the enemy is lying very still) is easy to distinguish from one that is still walking around shooting and murdering people. To this moment no non-Muslim can expect to stroll around the market in Mosul and come out of it unmolested!